Newcastle Arts Council Film Series Extended
Posted on 06/07/2019

The Newcastle Arts Council's popular film series showcasing the immigrant experience has been extended! Attendees are invited to enjoy three more movies in July, August and September.

The series will show how understanding the reasons and journeys of those who emigrate can lead to a greater understanding of our neighbors, the Newcastle Arts Council said. University of Washington film historian Lance Rhoades will offer an introduction and lead a question-and-answer session during each screening. Rhoades is a multifaceted Seattle-based scholar who has presented talks on cultural history in film throughout North America, Asia and Europe.

These events, held at Aegis Gardens, are free to the public, but an RSVP is required due to limited space at the facility. Please email newcastlewaarts@gmail.com with your name and the number of individuals in your party who will be attending on which dates. 

Each film will be shown at 7 p.m. at Aegis Gardens (13056 SE 76th St., Newcastle, WA 98056). The following films will be included in the series:

July 27, 2019: The New World (Terrence Malick, 2005) – A visually-poetic dramatization of the encounters between English settlers of Jamestown, Virginia and the Algonquin inhabitants already there, centering on the legend of the relationship between Captain John Smith and Pocahontas.

Aug. 31, 2019: The Namesake (Mira Nair, 2006) –This colorful film follows a Bengali couple who move to New York in the 1970s and work to keep strong their family bonds as their children grow up as middle-class Americans.

Sept. 28, 2019: America, America (Elia Kazan, 1963) – In master director Elia Kazan’s most personal film, the story of how his uncle, as a young man in the 1890s, made the perilous journey from Anatolia to The United States.

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